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Stanage Bay Road Upgrade, Shoalwater Bay

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$21,600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$21,600,000
Local Council/Shire:Livingstone Shire Council
State:QLD

Project Description

This project will upgrade Stanage Bay Road, which runs from the Bruce Highway to Stanage. The project involves widening and sealing approximately 39.7km of unsealed road between the Bruce Highway and the Stevens Road Access Army Gate.

Benefits

This project will improve productivity, resilience and safety on Stanage Bay Road, including:

  • improved travel reliability by increasing wet weather and flood resilience
  • improved connectivity and interoperability across internal and external road networks 
  • improved road safety by providing a 6.5 metre seal on an 8 metre pavement
  • realising significant cost savings from reduced long-term maintenance and whole-of-life asset cost

Funding

The Australian Government has commited $21.6 million to this project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in mid 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 3/11/2020